Governor Doug Ducey said the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System AHCCCS will work with its partners to make more than 50-million dollars available to hospitals statewide during the Coronavirus crisis.
His order also extends an additional $5 million in new COVID-19 related funding to Critical Access Hospitals throughout the state. A Critical Access Hospital is a rural acute care hospital located more than a 35-mile drive from any other hospital.
“Our hospitals represent the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We need them operating at full strength, which is why AHCCCS will be advancing these payments ahead of schedule."
In a written news statement, the governor said AHCCCS will continue to explore additional opportunities, with federal approval, to secure another $270 million in Medicaid hospital advances.